South Lamar has been feeling a little left out from the great Style Night events, with Mueller having all the fun. So, we decided to fix that for Saturday night’s tasting. Join us as our own Lex Bulla tastes, compares, and examines six different Berliner Weisses…with YOU! Lineup includes Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Style Weisse, Professor Fritz Briem 1809, Prairie Weisse, Independence Cucumber Redbud, Austin Beerworks Einhorn, and Bruery Frucht: Cherry Lemon. This is free to attend between 6-8, don’t miss it!
Finally, it’s a great day for Austin craft beer: Celis has returned and is available in bottles. Starting this week, stop by either Whichcraft location to pick up a six pack of their White, Pale Bock, and Citrus Grandis IPA. And tonight at South Lamar, Tara from Celis will be by to pour samples of all three and talk beer. Be sure to make it down.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, August 10th
5-8pm: Celis Package Launch! We celebrate Austin’s first craft brewery as Tara drops by to sample bottles of their White, Pale Bock, and Citrus Grandis IPA.
Friday, August 11th
Adam with Odell Brewing comes by to sample some of their tasty suds, including the new Sunny Rain.
Saturday, August 12th
Stylin’ with Lex: we break down five different Berliner Weisses, just like mentioned above.
Tuesday, August 15th
Save the World stops by to sample their Fructum Bonum, Peach Fructum Bonum, and Sol Hominis ’16 & ‘17. Don’t miss these Belgian beauties.
Wednesday, August 16th
Our Brewery of the Month, Community Brewing, sets up shop to sample their Yessir!, Passiflora White IPA, Public Ale, and Witbier. Then go home with a six pack of their Public Ale, Mosaic, Texas Helles, and Witbier for $7.99.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Wednesday, August 16th
7:00pm: Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!
Thursday, August 17th
5-8pm: Circle Brewing drops by for a Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass of their Lady Bird IPA on draft, then sample their full catalog straight outta the can.
New Beers This Week
(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)
Back in Stock: Real Ale AXIS, Lone Pint Yellow Rose, Avery Liliko’i Kepolo, Mikkeller Hallo Ich Bin Raspberry, La Socarrada Er Borqueron, Community Mosaic cans (on sale all month).
Martin House Salsa Verde – Roasted Hatch chili peppers and lime infuse this limited release with a zesty kick. Also attending the fiesta are tomatillos for a subtle sweetness, lime for tartness, and cilantro to mellow it all out. The full-bodied blonde malt provides a great counter-balance for the intense rush of flavor. 7.6% ABV / Ft. Worth, TX / BeerAdvocate 86 / Availability: Good
Collective Brewing Project Foeder Fantasies Wood Folk – A sour golden ale brewed with pilsner malt, spelt, oats, and wheat, before being aged in a foeder for two months. The ale was then transferred to small format red wine barrels where it aged for an additional six to eight months before being bottled. 7.4% ABV / Ft. Worth, TX / BeerAdvocate 88 / Availability: Limited
Southern Star Blood Belt – A twist on their classic standard Pine Belt. It’s brewed with fresh blood orange to give it a unique taste that’s both refreshing and mysterious. 6.3% ABV / Conroe, TX / BeerAdvocate 84 / Availability: Good
Odell Sunny Rain – Brewed in honor of all the parents of young kids, Sunny Rain is an American-Style Pale Ale featuring the Australian hop variety Ella. Light on bitterness, but heavy on flavor and aroma, a bright grapefruit and mango character pops from the glass. Each sip is full of layers of hop flavors including citrus, pine, and fresh grass, artfully created through a blend of 6 different hops. 6.2% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Bishops Apple Pineapple – Ahh, fresh pineapple. Whoever thought to cut open a prickly cactus and eat it was a brave genius. This cider is just riding their coattails.5% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Stone 21st Anniversary IIPA – Stone took all there is to love about the IPA, got creative, dry-hopped it a lot, left it unfiltered and shared it openly in the hopes that in some way it may, in turn, inspire you. / SoLa Only
Victory White Monkey – Chardonnay barrels from Wente Vineyards in CA were used with Golden Monkey, happily hibernating inside them for the past three months. 9.5% ABV / Downingtown, PA / RateBeer 94 / Availability: Decent/ SoLa Only
Adelbert’s Sundowner – Biere Brut is a blend of the spicy, fruity notes of a Belgian ale balanced with the mouthfeel and body of a sparkling wine. Brewed with champagne yeast, this effervescent ale possesses white grape and green apple notes with a crisp, bone dry finish. Pair with fresh oysters, crab cakes, or goat cheese. 12% ABV / Austin, TX / BeerAdvocate 83 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Ballast Point Pumpkin Down – The caramel and toffee maltiness of our Piper Down Scottish ale is the perfect backdrop for a boatload of roasted pumpkin. Just before bottling, we add a subtle amount of spice to complement, but not overwhelm, the earthy flavor. It was a smash at the brewery, and we think you’ll agree. 5.8% ABV / San Diego, CA / BeerAdvocate 86 / Availability: Good / Sola Only
Ballast Point Dead Ringer – Dead Ringer Oktoberfest lager is inspired by old-style Mãrzen brews customarily enjoyed during Bavaria’s world-famous beer festival. Thanks to its abundance of toasted malt and a lower hop bitterness, this dark reddish brown lager is loaded with sweet caramel toffee flavors and aromas. All the taste and celebration of Oktoberfest packed into one bottle; no lederhosen required. 6% ABV / San Diego, CA / BeerAdvocate 83 / Availability: Good / Sola Only
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Southern Star Buried Hatchet (Nitro) – Jet-black in color, this monster smells of coffee and chocolate. The taste is much of the same, with hints of creamy toffee and roasted malt. Smooth and delicious, this medium-bodied ale is all about the malts, but has enough hop bitterness to be balanced. 8.25% ABV / Conroe, TX / RateBeer 97
Blue Owl Czech Czech – Just like Lederhosen, it’s traditional, yet fun. This sour Czech pilsner is lightly tart, crisp, and refreshing, with a malt sweetness and a spicy hop profile. 4.9% ABV / Austin, TX
Green Flash Spanish Trampoline – Bouncing into new territory, Spanish Trampoline features huge hop aroma with low bitterness. Brewed to celebrate National IPA Day, Spanish Trampoline is tropical and dank with notes of passion fruit and mango. 6.6% ABV / San Diego, CA
Bell’s Oberon – A wheat ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer. 5.8% ABV / Galesburg, MI / BeerAdvocate 86
Weathered Souls Who Got the Juice Now? – A Northeast-style IPA with Citra, Simcoe, and Mosaic hops. 7.5% ABV / San Antonio, TX / BeerAdvocate 85
Prairie Twist – Dry-hopped farmhouse ale. 5.8% ABV / Dexter, MI
Austin Eastciders Blood Orange Cider – Zesty and citrus-y cider crafted with bright red Sicilian blood oranges. 5% ABV / Austin, TX
Zilker Chaos Magic – Kettle sour with 400 lbs of blackberry puree added. 5.4% ABV / Austin, TX
This Week’s Specials
- Pick up 6pks of Community’s Mosaic, Texas Helles, Witbier, and Public Ale all month long for $6.99.
- In celebration of the new crowlers at Mueller, we’re a running a special all August: “You buy the liquid, we buy the can,” and waiving the crowler fee.
- Pick up a six pack of Uinta’s Hop Nosh IPA for $6.99.
South Lamar Specials
- Abita’s To-Gose is available for $6.99/6pk.